Campus Units

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Psychology, Human Computer Interaction, Virtual Reality Applications Center, Gerontology

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

10-2020

Journal or Book Title

SUI '20: Symposium on Spatial User Interaction

Research Focus Area(s)

​Operations Research, Ergonomics and Human Factors

DOI

10.1145/3385959.3418443

Conference Title

SUI '20: Symposium on Spatial User Interaction

Conference Date

October 30-November 1, 2020

Abstract

Teleporting interfaces are widely used in virtual reality applications to explore large virtual environments. When teleporting, the user indicates the intended location in the virtual environment and is instantly transported, typically without self-motion cues. This project explored the cost of teleporting on the acquisition of survey knowledge (i.e., a ”cognitive map”). Two teleporting interfaces were compared, one with and one without visual and body-based rotational self-motion cues. Both interfaces lacked translational self-motion cues. Participants used one of the two teleporting interfaces to find and study the locations of six objects scattered throughout a large virtual environment. After learning, participants completed two measures of cognitive map fidelity: an object-to-object pointing task and a map drawing task. The results indicate superior spatial learning when rotational self-motion cues were available. Therefore, virtual reality developers should strongly consider the benefits of rotational self-motion cues when creating and choosing locomotion interfaces.

Comments

This is the definitive version of an ACM proceeding published as Lim, Alex F., Jonathan W. Kelly, Nathan C. Sepich, Lucia A. Cherep, Grace C. Freed, and Stephen B. Gilbert. "Rotational Self-motion Cues Improve Spatial Learning when Teleporting in Virtual Environments." In SUI '20: Symposium on Spatial User Interaction (2020). DOI: 10.1145/3385959.3418443. Posted with permission.

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